London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Food Science

This course allows you to study food analysis, sensory analysis, food microbiology related to food safety, spoilage and fermentation, and product development and quality control. The structure of the course gives you a core of essential knowledge and skills for your career. You can choose to emphasise laboratory-based subjects such as food microbiology and food analysis or areas such as quality assurance or food production and development including sensory analysis. The subjects in the course develops your knowledge of food manufacturing and processing, analysis and testing packaging, storage, distribution, legal-aspects, sustainability and food security. Staff are active within the Institute of Food Science and Technology and regularly involved with the food industry as expert consultants. Our food business development colleagues are also involved in teaching and work closely with us. The course includes opportunities for an industry work placement.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have a lower second honours degree or above (or equivalent) in food science or a related subject, such as microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition or agricultural sciences. Mature students with lesser qualifications but extensive appropriate experience will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Advanced Food Analysis, Food Microbiology and Safety, Food Product Development and Sensory Analysis, Advanced Food Processing, Food Safety and Quality Management, Scientific Research Methodology for Food Scientists, and Food Science Research Dissertation.

Assessment methods

The assessment strategy not only gives assessment of your knowledge, understanding and abilities but provides a wide range of experience particularly in key skill areas to prepare you for your career in different areas of the food industry. You'll gain experience in critical analysis, literature searching, poster presentations, data handling and analysis and practical skills. Assessments comprise written assignments, laboratory logs and poster presentations and there are two exams. You'll undertake a research project and submit a final dissertation that is defended in an oral exam.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,300 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,700 per Credit (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 1,300 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,150 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,350 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
North Campus Camden N7 8DB South East
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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